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Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,050 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,050
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 20
Gots: 81 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
The character and complexity of Harpoon Octoberfest comes from the malt and hops. When looking at a freshly poured Harpoon Octoberfest, you will notice the garnet-red color with a firm, creamy head. The beer’s color is from a blend of Munich, chocolate, and pale malt. The thick head results in part from wheat malt added to the grist. The hop aroma of this beer is not overpowering but it is present. Tettnang hops add a subtle spice nose that blends with the malt character. This beer is full-bodied, smooth, and malty. Willamettehops are used to provide a gentle bitterness and to balance any residual sweetness present from the malt. The finish is soft and malty with a mild bitterness.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Tries too hard to be 'balanced' for those who want hoppiness in their beer, but fails at being a legit Oktoberfest beer, IMO. It is a fine beer, as in, the hoppy aftertaste well balances the malty forefront of the beer, but it's not what I would call a proper oktoberfest beer.

dmberger, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

hopmashian, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

hattrick95, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Sheepdog6, Oct 12, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +19.6%

Heyjoe67, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BeerMeister8, Oct 12, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

klink40, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BRYeleJR, Oct 11, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

zp6167a, Oct 11, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -15.2%

VineyardBeer, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

raffy313, Oct 10, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +12%

Dirk_Chappelle, Oct 09, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

chucksim, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

johnsilk, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

danwis16, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Dizzy242, Oct 07, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

snowmageddon, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

deansellers, Oct 06, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -14.1%

Jules24, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Texasfan549, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pretty good Octoberfest. Had this poured into a pint glass. Beautiful color, probably the best feature of the beer, a very nice reddish-orange. The flavor wasn't quite a strong as I'd like for an October, the molasses and malt that you'd like to see are there, but are just mild. Good head, nice lacing. Very good, better than most, but nothing special.

MarkQ617, Oct 03, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%

DJFetherolf, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JoeMans, Oct 01, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -12%

BaconManic, Oct 01, 2014
Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.